ICC World Twenty20 2012 August 9, 2012

Kallis to play World Twenty20

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Jacques Kallis is set to make a Twenty20 international comeback, having been selected in the South Africa squad that will travel to Sri Lanka for the World Twenty20 in September. Kallis was last a regular member of the side in mid-2010, during South Africa's tour of the West Indies.

AB de Villiers will lead the squad. Graeme Smith, who was picked in the 30 probables, has not made the final 15. Fast bowlers Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel, who were rested for the triangular Twenty20 series against Zimbabwe and Bangladesh in June, return for the marquee tournament.

Marchant de Lange, the 21-year-old quick, has not made the squad due to injury. He had sustained a lower back injury during the Twenty20 triangular series, missing the ongoing Test series in England as a result.

"We have had basically the same squad together for the past year and many of them also produced stand-out performances at the Indian Premier League," Cricket South Africa's selection convener, Andrew Hudson, said. "[They] will have excellent preparation for the World Twenty20 by finishing the England tour with three [Twenty20] matches there. They may be playing on a different surface to that they will find in Sri Lanka, but they will be able to hone their Twenty20-specific skills."

Kallis was part of the IPL-winning Kolkata Knight Riders this year, scoring 409 runs in 17 games. He provided the team with solidity at the top of the order all through their successful campaign, and produced a vital 69 off 49 in the final, to help Knight Riders chase down 191 against Chennai Super Kings. He also put in a solid showing with the ball, aggregating 15 wickets in the tournament, to finish second on Knight Riders' bowling charts.

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  • on August 11, 2012, 11:51 GMT

    if kallis plays with a good strike rate than i think he is a golden player for south africa & should open but if he does not mantain a good strike rate he is good at no 4.5and 6 as a bowling allrounder and as a bowler he is one of the best.Best of luck kallis! proov that ur a perfect allrounder!

  • on August 11, 2012, 7:07 GMT

    A great sportsman, a shame about his injuries in England

  • on August 11, 2012, 4:02 GMT

    SA should focus on winning the ODI world cup which they have never done all because of a history of choking. They are always favourites to win but never succeed in doing so. A world class batting lineup of Smith, Amla, Kallis, De Villiers, Duminy, then a bowling lineup of Steyn, Tsotsobe, Morkel.....all never being able to deliver. Playing Kallis sounds like a backwards step, the quality of players in the IPL are not as good as those in T20I. Kallis would be 40 by the time the next world cup comes along. It's now time to find his replacement.

  • on August 11, 2012, 1:16 GMT

    Lets hope they don't choke this time....they are the most deserving team for an international cup!!

  • adityamanoharsingh on August 10, 2012, 22:37 GMT

    SA seems to have a complete and best team for this world cup.....all the best to them and have no hassitation to say the deserve this cup more then any other.....

  • gibbs.175 on August 10, 2012, 18:39 GMT

    I m agree with deeakrio Ravikannan and Rehan Alam......Sa always fail to build a good team....they have Always best players but ....not good selection ( Justin ontong ) is a example ....his ten years career never deserve .......anyway good luck SA....1

  • on August 10, 2012, 18:18 GMT

    Surprising Amla in & Smith out??

  • on August 10, 2012, 13:00 GMT

    chokers team what ever they do they will lose ...

  • Pablo123 on August 10, 2012, 9:36 GMT

    Great call up CSA - finally found some mental stability have we ? Good call to leave Smith out, he has not performed in the shorter formats of the game recently. Kallis is a rock. Well done. Great side this

  • on August 10, 2012, 9:28 GMT

    To those saying, "it's not a good squad, they're not going to do well, they're going to choke again"

    How is it choking if you're saying they're not going to do well before it even starts?

    Choking is when everyone expects them to do well, they do do well, then fail at the final hurdle, not when you're expecting them to fail from the very beginning. At least get it right when you call them chokers.

  • on August 11, 2012, 11:51 GMT

    if kallis plays with a good strike rate than i think he is a golden player for south africa & should open but if he does not mantain a good strike rate he is good at no 4.5and 6 as a bowling allrounder and as a bowler he is one of the best.Best of luck kallis! proov that ur a perfect allrounder!

  • on August 11, 2012, 7:07 GMT

    A great sportsman, a shame about his injuries in England

  • on August 11, 2012, 4:02 GMT

    SA should focus on winning the ODI world cup which they have never done all because of a history of choking. They are always favourites to win but never succeed in doing so. A world class batting lineup of Smith, Amla, Kallis, De Villiers, Duminy, then a bowling lineup of Steyn, Tsotsobe, Morkel.....all never being able to deliver. Playing Kallis sounds like a backwards step, the quality of players in the IPL are not as good as those in T20I. Kallis would be 40 by the time the next world cup comes along. It's now time to find his replacement.

  • on August 11, 2012, 1:16 GMT

    Lets hope they don't choke this time....they are the most deserving team for an international cup!!

  • adityamanoharsingh on August 10, 2012, 22:37 GMT

    SA seems to have a complete and best team for this world cup.....all the best to them and have no hassitation to say the deserve this cup more then any other.....

  • gibbs.175 on August 10, 2012, 18:39 GMT

    I m agree with deeakrio Ravikannan and Rehan Alam......Sa always fail to build a good team....they have Always best players but ....not good selection ( Justin ontong ) is a example ....his ten years career never deserve .......anyway good luck SA....1

  • on August 10, 2012, 18:18 GMT

    Surprising Amla in & Smith out??

  • on August 10, 2012, 13:00 GMT

    chokers team what ever they do they will lose ...

  • Pablo123 on August 10, 2012, 9:36 GMT

    Great call up CSA - finally found some mental stability have we ? Good call to leave Smith out, he has not performed in the shorter formats of the game recently. Kallis is a rock. Well done. Great side this

  • on August 10, 2012, 9:28 GMT

    To those saying, "it's not a good squad, they're not going to do well, they're going to choke again"

    How is it choking if you're saying they're not going to do well before it even starts?

    Choking is when everyone expects them to do well, they do do well, then fail at the final hurdle, not when you're expecting them to fail from the very beginning. At least get it right when you call them chokers.

  • Cricket_vs_Football on August 10, 2012, 9:03 GMT

    Kallis will shine. thats for sure!!

  • KEVINSL on August 10, 2012, 7:20 GMT

    good selection. i mean practical selection. bcz recent past SriLankan tracks (not india tour of SriLanka's tracks) are suit for seamers.hope steyn, morkel will show their colors here in Sri Lanka.

  • vjven on August 10, 2012, 7:13 GMT

    What an incredible side. Most of the players were stars for their respective IPL sides, especially the bowlers. Levi, Faf, Kallis, AB, Duminy, Albie, Peterson, Botha, Parnell, Morne, Steyn. Somebody said they don't have big hitters. What's bigger than AB and Albie?

  • SuperSharky on August 10, 2012, 6:27 GMT

    I'm happy with the squad. I'm glad the Saffers got different teams for different formats. It's also good that Smith, Philander and Tahir are more Test reckoned players while Botha, Levi and Peterson is better limited overs players. This is great for the future of the Proteas. The players knows what the selectors expects from them. It's good.

  • Nadeem1976 on August 10, 2012, 6:01 GMT

    Come on SA just win a WC for legend Kallis. If India can win WC for Sachin then SA should fight to win WC for Kallis. Kallis is as great legend as Sachin is.

    I hope anti-chock AB deviliers is going to world cup for Kallis. Kallis deserves at least one WC.

    Come on SA do it.

  • on August 10, 2012, 1:59 GMT

    Parnell will be a liability. Would rather have seen Philander or Morris picked. I can only assume that Tahir was left out due to Peterson being preferred over him.

  • on August 10, 2012, 1:11 GMT

    No reserve keeper and no Davy Miller...Surprising but might work out..

  • on August 10, 2012, 0:22 GMT

    WHY NO SMITH IN THIS LINE UP

  • on August 9, 2012, 23:59 GMT

    This squad looks to be the perfect one. But I feel Smith should also have been considered. Lets hope that this team do not carry the chokers' tag in the up coming tournament.

    All the best Proteas.... ;-)

  • on August 9, 2012, 22:25 GMT

    not impressive selection when comes to the sri lankan conditions.......they will chowked again............something is missing and this squad lacks X-factor in my opinion.........they cant handled the pressure when comes to the do and die situatin matches as they lost to india in ICC T20 WC 2007 n lost to Pakistan in 2009 semi final and 2010 WC T20.....by the way 2009 T20 semi final between pakistan vs south africa is my favorite T20 match.

  • on August 9, 2012, 21:15 GMT

    smith is out? unbelievable

  • fr600 on August 9, 2012, 21:13 GMT

    Teams to look out for: ENG, SA, AUS, and PAK only.

  • pawaramol22 on August 9, 2012, 21:09 GMT

    Better they have very good reason not to pick Smith.

  • wrenx on August 9, 2012, 21:05 GMT

    Tahir was excellent in bottling up the middle overs in the FLT20 in 2011 with Hampshire, and wickets came with the pressure he applied. Surely there's a place for him on more helpful pitches ahead of Botha? And what about Philander? He's handy with the bat. Morkel can bash a few, but Philander can really keep an innings alive. Lot of pressure on AB & Kallis to carry this team, but they're such fine cricketers, it might be enough.

  • on August 9, 2012, 19:48 GMT

    @Greatest_Game hey bud, im aware morkel was the leading wicket taker in the IPL, he had a great tournament, but lets face facts here, Indian batsmen do not like pace and bounce, especially domestic batsmen :), English, Australian and west indian batsmen love pace so you can't judge solely on that bud, look at the ongoing test series .... wish him luck nonetheless :)

  • Jester01 on August 9, 2012, 19:14 GMT

    As expected... but Imran Tahir would have been handy in those conditions. Quinton de Kock and Chris Morris could also count themselves very unlucky. We could have picked three different teams easily such is our depth. Good luck to the players who was picked... Do your best and make us proud!

  • Greatest_Game on August 9, 2012, 18:56 GMT

    @ Stephen Kissoon. You wrote "Morkel, well you never know what you'll get from him." What SA will get from his is the leading wicket taker in this year's IPL!! Dehli made a massive mistake dropping him for the 2nd qualifier, and paid the price with their biggest loss of the season. The Cricinfo match report described that as "one of the biggest tactical goof-ups in IPL history."

  • NaniIndCri on August 9, 2012, 18:12 GMT

    This world T20 will be very interesting. Teams to look out for will be India, Pak, WI, SA. SL team has a lot of inexperience s it does not have a realistic chance (unless SLPL brings out some awesome talent). Eng might have had a chance with KP but his exclusion means tough time for them and none of them play IPL or BPL or SLPL. WI might be the biggest surprise as they have a bombastic batting line up which is perfect for SL conditions and most of the players are part of IPL and SLPL hence will have good idea of pitches. BAN i think will as usual will play spoiler for other teams but I wish they play better that. All in all it will be a very close series as there are only few things to select from the favorites.

  • on August 9, 2012, 17:56 GMT

    Overall it was a good squad. I think they will surely held their nerves this time around. They have a gutzy captain AB De Villiers who will surely think out of the box at situations. There is some consistency with Amla & Kallis and fire power with Levi, faf etc. And don't forger the IPL's excellent finishers AB & Albie...

  • abhay8157 on August 9, 2012, 17:37 GMT

    @Thomas Cherian : I don't think you are following Indian Cricket too well buddy, else you would know that Sachin Tendulkar has not played for India T20 team since the first T20 world Cup. So don't take pot shots till you are properly educated.

  • on August 9, 2012, 17:14 GMT

    Smith should be picked instead of Farhaan Behardien. Coz Smith is one of the perfomer in RSA squad.

  • on August 9, 2012, 16:56 GMT

    happy with the addition of Robin Petersen . And under ABDV i think they can win surely :)

  • on August 9, 2012, 16:21 GMT

    where is imraan tahir ur playing ur t20 wc in srilanka and u definetly need a specialist spinner on those slow tracks

  • therealutopianindigent on August 9, 2012, 15:24 GMT

    A fine squad. At last Kallis is getting recognition for his amazing transformation to a top T20 player. How did he do that?? Pity David Miller is missing out. Besides I think Yorkshire are going to cling to him as he is bringing them they runs they needed. I am also not sure about Amla, however he is very much the new main man for the Proteas. At least he has shown mettle, something that will come in handy when the cips are down.

  • on August 9, 2012, 15:00 GMT

    Smith not in the team..hope Indian selectors have similar guts of telling sachin no more one days for you

  • QingdaoXI on August 9, 2012, 15:00 GMT

    Bad Selction In Place of Amla-Smith, Behareiden-Ingram, Ontong- Miller and Parnell-Theron other 11 selection are good but that four would have make a very attacking and all round squad. I still think Levi will not successful in Sri Lanka pitches, it will better to open with Faf, he will definately play well. From this suad Playing Xi: Faf, Kallis, Amla, De villers, Duminy, Albie, Ontong, botha, Steyn, Morne, Tsotsobe, but Faf, Smth, Ingram, Devillers, Duminy, Miller, Albie, Botha, Steyn, Petersen, Morne would have look good.

  • jay_vkjay on August 9, 2012, 14:33 GMT

    South Africa is always a very good side. They are always in the top 4 ranking positions in all the formats. But something terribly wrong with them. I don't know what,but they constantly falls at the biggest stage, the world cup. Hope that they make it count this time.... I wish to see India as champions, but my second choice is SA.

  • on August 9, 2012, 14:32 GMT

    the bowling looks iffy, parnell's not very good, steyn have a mediocre shorter format record and morkel, well you never know what you'll get from him, robin peterson isnt that good either, so idk

  • on August 9, 2012, 14:30 GMT

    2nd best team, behind the West Indies...

  • on August 9, 2012, 14:18 GMT

    no matter wat form of cricket is played an anchor man is needed n i think smith should b in

  • hunksurat on August 9, 2012, 13:34 GMT

    Awesome sqad.........2012 T20 WC champions!!!!!!!!!!!!! (only if they hold to their nerves)

  • devadsn on August 9, 2012, 13:34 GMT

    surely T20 champion SA... good team selection

  • on August 9, 2012, 13:25 GMT

    good balanced side . I think Kallis seletion is justified as he is a useful bowler as well. Besides there is no one in the SA side who deserves a WC win more than he does...

  • on August 9, 2012, 13:23 GMT

    Hasim amla didn,t played well in the zimbabwe triseries.Smith should have replaced him.Amla is not for t20

  • stormy16 on August 9, 2012, 13:16 GMT

    I think the squad is good the challenge will be the playing 11 and are SA finally going to make proper use of Albie Morkel? This guy should be given a minimum of 5 overs to bat no matter what. It's insane that time and again he hardly get a change to make an impact when his impact with the bat can win you games. Kallis must open in T20's and it'll be a battle to who should partner him - Amla, Faf, Levi. Surely has to be Levi with Amla at #3 followed by AB and then Albie. I would consider AB at #3 and Amla as insurance down the order. Its time SA did something different as conventional ways have led to the same place!

  • stormy16 on August 9, 2012, 13:16 GMT

    I think the squad is good the challenge will be the playing 11 and are SA finally going to make proper use of Albie Morkel? This guy should be given a minimum of 5 overs to bat no matter what. It's insane that time and again he hardly get a change to make an impact when his impact with the bat can win you games. Kallis must open in T20's and it'll be a battle to who should partner him - Amla, Faf, Levi. Surely has to be Levi with Amla at #3 followed by AB and then Albie. I would consider AB at #3 and Amla as insurance down the order. Its time SA did something different as conventional ways have led to the same place!

  • on August 9, 2012, 12:34 GMT

    Good Squad! MY Match XI: Levi, Amla, Kallis, AB, faf, Albie, Botha, Robbie, Steyn, Lonwabo, Morne. Taking SL conditions into consideration. But i agree with some, i dont think SA is missing a batsman, but another Big hitter lower down the order. Albie alone down the order isnt enough. However, Great Squad! We got what it takes!

  • Narbavi on August 9, 2012, 12:33 GMT

    My playing 11 from this squad would be like this, Amla and levi as openers, kallis at 3, di viliers at 4, duminy at 5, albie at 6, botha and ontong at 7 and 8, then last 3 would be steyn morkel and tsotsobe. This team can win the title for sure!!

  • kushaman on August 9, 2012, 12:22 GMT

    will love to see playing 11 as follows 1 Richard Levi 2 Hashim Amla 3 Faf du Plessis 4 Jacques Kallis 5 AB de Villiers (capt) 6 JP Duminy 7 Albie Morkel 8 Johan Botha 9 Morne Morkel 10 Dale Steyn 11 Lonwabo Tsotsobe

    but surely missing smith/ingram

  • Riderstorm on August 9, 2012, 12:21 GMT

    Kallis, the run machine who plays the sheet anchor role to perfection. His selection is Justified. As for the rest of the squad, a compromise between conservatism and exciting new players.

  • veerakannadiga on August 9, 2012, 12:16 GMT

    Looks a very good team.Certainly the favourites (along with WI). Kallis is superb. Common sense prevailed in bringing him back to the team.SA know the conditions (more or less similar to Indian conditions) after majority of their players playing in the IPL.But Amla in T20? Ingram would have been a better choice.(my opinion, may be I will be proved wrong).Best of luck to WI,SA & India.AMEN.

  • kushaman on August 9, 2012, 12:14 GMT

    why there is no ingram. you have to have ingram or smith

  • on August 9, 2012, 12:08 GMT

    farhaan behardein in squad???? the standard of SAf above is way above. he has blocked the place of someone like ingram who is better on anyday. why smith is not selected? experience matters the most when u r playing a wc. wayne parnell shd hav made way for theron. Bad selection of squad.

  • on August 9, 2012, 12:02 GMT

    Everyone talking about smith and kallis!! my question is AMLA in T20?? r u serious? he has 3, 50's from nearly 40 matches. yes he has great odi run but he takes time to get going by that time half the inning would be finished. too much pressure on the other end. Richard Levi?? what?? the guy has one shot against spin, the bent knee mid-wicket hoik, i was excited when he was picked for MumXI's but after the 1st match there was nothing left to see. he cant play spin and bring him to SL for what?? bring water?? Leg spinners are like gold in T20 even just average ones do fairly well most of the time, trying to create same effect with robin peterson is not the same thing. reading a left arm is much easier than reading a leg spinner. my first XI 1) Du-Plessis 2) Amla 3) Kallis 4) De'Villiers 5) Duminy 6) Farhaan/Ontong (I would have picked Colin Ingram) 7) Albie Morkel 8) Robin Peterson 9) Botha 10) Steyn 11) Morne Morkel

  • on August 9, 2012, 11:55 GMT

    Kallis is easily one of the best modern day players (and in my opinion 2nd best all rounder of all time behind Sobers) and should be in all forms of the game - he has definitely showed an increased liking to play good shots and his bowling would also be an asset.

  • on August 9, 2012, 11:50 GMT

    I am a big Smith fan, but I accept the selectors' reasoning. Well done Kallis, remember his selection some years ago was vetoed by a CSA president! Not so sure about Parnell?? In the T20 Steyn, Morkels and Parnell are going to be "clubbed" and when our spinners come on the "koeel will be deur die kerk", hope I am wrong.

  • on August 9, 2012, 11:37 GMT

    They dropped Kallis in first t20 wc and paid heavily for that - now they are dropping smith and announcing that we learn from mistakes how to commit blunders

  • timtom on August 9, 2012, 11:34 GMT

    SUbcontinent pitch..All fast bowlers...Johan not a very effective spinner... however good fast bowlers are in test or one-day they get carted in T20 as seen by Steyn stats in last concluded IPL... This team will either win all or lose all. No in-betweens...

  • on August 9, 2012, 11:21 GMT

    I cant understand y smith was left out. The bowling standard in IPL is not up to the mark so don't expect teams to score on that pace in World T20.Let See how SA can cope with pressure this time.In my view Kallis will struggle to release the pressure against quality spinners.

  • on August 9, 2012, 11:21 GMT

    is IPL the standard 4 selecting a south african national team???? is south africa dont have their own domestic T20 tournament????no point playing amla n kallis in the same match.....Cheers!!!

  • on August 9, 2012, 11:05 GMT

    Smith deserves to be in the team.He and Levi would make a very good left hand-right hand combination.

  • vak1997 on August 9, 2012, 10:51 GMT

    bad decision to leave Smith out. i think ingram should have been given a chance if he's in good form. nevertheless, this was the squad expected...

  • Narbavi on August 9, 2012, 10:50 GMT

    Kallis!! WOW!! the best player ever, hands down!!

  • on August 9, 2012, 10:44 GMT

    @ Heisenburg sorry mate but Kallis is most UNDERrated player in t20 cricket. For all those that say SA is not good at t20 just take a look at the rankings SA is number 1 in t20s!!!!

  • aarfeen on August 9, 2012, 10:26 GMT

    where is theron & tahir ??overall not a good selection .

  • Fayss on August 9, 2012, 10:20 GMT

    I am surprised Colin Ingram not selected for Twenty20. I know the guy is not good enough for ODIs but T20 is his game. He crushed Pakistan bowling with his unique batting style. I always felt that if he is in the crease and SA is 3-4 down, their team has still in a favourable chance. Feeling sorry for Ingram

  • Paritosh712 on August 9, 2012, 9:51 GMT

    For those complaining of weak batting: KALLIS AMLA DeVILLIERS LEVI

    are all in superb form!

  • mansoor777 on August 9, 2012, 9:50 GMT

    Jaques kallis is the No 1 Player in the World Ahead of tendulkar. Look at his Average in both form with bat n ball. South Africa chances of winning are more with kallis in Squad

  • biggyd on August 9, 2012, 9:49 GMT

    parnell?? ontong?? like bopara for england - learn when to give up!

  • Shafaet_001 on August 9, 2012, 9:44 GMT

    Why smith is out? He made most t20 runs for saf. I think smith and levi should open and no point in playing two anchor players like kallis and amla in same match. Steyn,AB,duminy and albie will be the key to win the cup(which seems unlikely to me though i am big saf fan).

  • Heisenburg on August 9, 2012, 9:35 GMT

    Not enough batsmen, overrated T20 player Kallis in and Smith out? stupid. SA still could make a pretty good squad though, 1) Levi 2) Amla 3) Kallis 4) De'Villiers 5) Duminy 6) Du-Plessis 7) Albie Morkel 8) Botha 9) Steyn 10) Morne Morkel 11) Tsotsobe

  • on August 9, 2012, 9:34 GMT

    Not sure why people are saying the batting's weak. Top seven could be Amla, Levi, Kallis, de Villiers, Duminy, du Plessis, Albie Morkel. Not a lot wrong with that! They could definitely use Tahir though.

  • fizzy09 on August 9, 2012, 9:29 GMT

    i see a Pak windies final!

  • Shazzada on August 9, 2012, 9:28 GMT

    Best of LUCK to AB. the only PERFECT T20 player in the side. He needs support of regular performances of Duminy/Botha/Kallis/Levi/Amla/Steyn

  • on August 9, 2012, 9:27 GMT

    there are only 5 batsman in south african team. its wrong selection

  • Shazzada on August 9, 2012, 9:26 GMT

    Missing the spark....no big hitters like Dhoni/Raina/Yuvraj/Afridi/Razzak/Watson/Dilshan/Mccullum.......and above all GAYLE. SA hav alot good individuals in this team but it will be hard for them to make an ideal combination just because of big names. I hope they reach finals. My favourite teams for Semi's are Pak/IND/SA and WI or SL.

  • on August 9, 2012, 9:26 GMT

    Best RSA XI----AB de Villiers (capt), Hashim Amla, JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Jacques Kallis, Richard Levi, Albie Morkel, Johan Botha, Morne Morkel, Dale Steyn, Lonwabo Tsotsobe

  • on August 9, 2012, 9:25 GMT

    amla levi kalis villers duplesis dumney a morkel peterson botha steyn morkel

  • on August 9, 2012, 9:22 GMT

    Looks good. Not not as good as this indian team : Viru, gauti, kohli, raina, dhoni, yuvi, irfan, ashwin, umesh, aaron and zak. Would be awesome if india drops out the mediocre players like dinda, vinay, praveen, munaf, rp, ojha, rahul, etc

  • satish619chandar on August 9, 2012, 9:10 GMT

    Rob Peterson and Botha(if he plays) will be the main slow bowling weapons.. Kallis will be more useful as a bowler rather than a batsman in this tournament.. SA need to get in their big hitters one after other and play around Kallis and Amla.. Amla, Levi, Kallis, ADB, Duminy, Ontong, Albie, Botha, Peterson, Steyn, Tsotsobe wll be my 11..

  • on August 9, 2012, 9:08 GMT

    good aquad smith is great batsman so n seniour about srilanlan pitches

  • Shafqat381 on August 9, 2012, 9:06 GMT

    Nice selection nothing missing accept samith

  • _AMK on August 9, 2012, 9:06 GMT

    Where are Tahir and Philander???

  • on August 9, 2012, 9:05 GMT

    Almost similar squad played in Zimbabwe and we know what was the result.

  • on August 9, 2012, 9:04 GMT

    sa get good teams good luck for them.

  • on August 9, 2012, 9:03 GMT

    South Africa should have picked Imran Tahir....He is an Leg spinner and batsmen will find it difficult to hit him....He is like Shahid Afridi.....He used to bowl at the speeds of more than 100 km/h....In sub continent conditions he will be effective compared to Johan bohta

  • afique40 on August 9, 2012, 9:03 GMT

    missing smith nd boucher badly..............

  • on August 9, 2012, 8:59 GMT

    no player is dependable ... apart from kallis n AB de

  • on August 9, 2012, 8:58 GMT

    All The Best 2 Ab De Villiers.... Squad looks compromising...

  • on August 9, 2012, 8:57 GMT

    Not a strong batting line up. SA is banking on their bowling attack.

  • Porky_PigTheToon on August 9, 2012, 8:55 GMT

    But what lacks in this squad is Quality Spinners ! In sub-continent, one should have good spin bowling attack and SA certainly don't have. Watch out for WI ! They gonna thrash all teams and are a confirm Finalist !

  • on August 9, 2012, 8:55 GMT

    Batting order is not that great, more pressure on AB!!

  • Porky_PigTheToon on August 9, 2012, 8:51 GMT

    Nothing shocking in it. Kallis was always under-rated as T-20 players but Kallis proved everyone wrong (Thanks to IPL). Kallis is the The Best all-rounder !

  • on August 9, 2012, 8:48 GMT

    Where Is Imran Tahir.He Is Best Spinner In South Africa.

  • on August 9, 2012, 8:45 GMT

    why not Smith has been taken , he has made most runs in t-20 for sa

  • on August 9, 2012, 8:44 GMT

    excellent all round team..............after india....(but exceptional in bowling department)

  • on August 9, 2012, 8:40 GMT

    not a attractive squad. something is missing

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  • on August 9, 2012, 8:40 GMT

    not a attractive squad. something is missing

  • on August 9, 2012, 8:44 GMT

    excellent all round team..............after india....(but exceptional in bowling department)

  • on August 9, 2012, 8:45 GMT

    why not Smith has been taken , he has made most runs in t-20 for sa

  • on August 9, 2012, 8:48 GMT

    Where Is Imran Tahir.He Is Best Spinner In South Africa.

  • Porky_PigTheToon on August 9, 2012, 8:51 GMT

    Nothing shocking in it. Kallis was always under-rated as T-20 players but Kallis proved everyone wrong (Thanks to IPL). Kallis is the The Best all-rounder !

  • on August 9, 2012, 8:55 GMT

    Batting order is not that great, more pressure on AB!!

  • Porky_PigTheToon on August 9, 2012, 8:55 GMT

    But what lacks in this squad is Quality Spinners ! In sub-continent, one should have good spin bowling attack and SA certainly don't have. Watch out for WI ! They gonna thrash all teams and are a confirm Finalist !

  • on August 9, 2012, 8:57 GMT

    Not a strong batting line up. SA is banking on their bowling attack.

  • on August 9, 2012, 8:58 GMT

    All The Best 2 Ab De Villiers.... Squad looks compromising...

  • on August 9, 2012, 8:59 GMT

    no player is dependable ... apart from kallis n AB de